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Christian Apologist & Philosopher

New Book: Introduction to Evolutionary Informatics

New book out, hot off the press: “Introduction to Evolutionary Informatics” by William Dembski, Robert Marks, and Winston Ewart. These men are all math modelers, and they are claiming that there is no math model to explain evolution, and as … Continue reading

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What is Metaphysics, and Why is it Important?

An introduction to metaphysics is in order. When we speak of metaphysics, we are not speaking of the odd, occultic section of the used bookstore. Instead, we are speaking of the branch of philosophy that studies how things exist. Thomas … Continue reading

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Human Agency is Consistent with First Mover Arguments

In considering arguments for the existence of God, we sometimes encounter the argument of the first mover, now often referred to as the first cause. This first cause argument comes into play when we try to speak of human agency, … Continue reading

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A Theoretical Physicist Evaluates the Bible’s View of Creation

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Hume’s Explanation of Cause and Effect

In David Hume’s An Inquiry Concerning Human Understanding, he includes a section on the connection between cause and effect. He draws examples such as one billiard ball moving and striking another, then the second ball moving. Hume goes to some … Continue reading

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Did Paul Create His Own Version of Christianity?

This is another in a series of questions on the Bible.  Question: In Acts 21, Paul is described as partaking in Jewish rituals to show the Jerusalem Church that he has not strayed from the Law of Moses. Gerd Luedemann … Continue reading

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Can We Be Free in Heaven and Not Sin? (Part 3)

A question arises that goes something like this: If evil and sin are the result of mankind’s free will, then why is it that people in heaven will have free will, but not sin? If we truly have free will … Continue reading

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